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water cycle

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Condensation
When water vapor (a gas) cools and changes back into a liquid, creating clouds.
Evaporation
Heat from the sun changes liquid water to water vapor as it rises into the atmosphere.
Precipitation
Any form of water (rain, snow, hail, sleet or mist)falling to earth.
Run-off
Water moving downhill to lakes, rivers, oceans, etc. or soaking into ground water.
Water cycle
The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back.
Transpiration
Evaporation from the leaves and stems of plants.